List of Venezuelan films

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This is list of films produced in Venezuela:

1940s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1940
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1941
Juan de la calle Rafael Rivero Social cinema Production by Rómulo Gallegos
1942
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1943
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1944
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1945
Alma llanera Manuel Pelufo
Las Aventuras de Frijolito y Robustiana José María Galofré
Dos hombres en la tormenta Rafael Rivero
1946
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1947
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1948
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1949
La Balandra Isabel llegó esta tarde Carlos Hugo Christensen Juana Sujo, Tomás Henríquez Drama Cannes Film Festival Winner: Best Cinematography

1950s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1950
La Escalinata César Enríquez Independent film
El demonio es un ángel Carlos Hugo Christensen
1951
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1952
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1953
Luz en el páramo Víctor Urruchúa Entered into the 1953 Cannes Film Festival
1954
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1955
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1956
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1957
Caín Adolescente Román Chalbaud Carlota Ureta Zambrano, Milagros del Valle, Edgar Jimenez, Rafael Briceño Drama Román Chalbaud's first movie
1958
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1959
Araya Margot Benacerraf José Ignacio Cabrujas (Narrator) Documentary 1959 Cannes Film Festival Nominee: Golden Palm

1960s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1960
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1961
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1962
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1963
Cuentos para mayores Román Chalbaud Manuel Poblete, Carmen Mesutti, Héctor Cabrera
1964
Isla de sal Clemente de la Cerda Simón Díaz, Lila Morillo Clemente de la Cerda's first movie
1965
La ciudad que nos ve Jesús Enrique Guédez Mockumentary Social compromise film
1966
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1967
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1968
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1969
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1970s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1970
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1971
Chévere o La victoria de Wellington Román Chalbaud Eva Moreno, José Royo, Alfredi Berry
1972
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1973
Cuando quiero llorar no lloro Mauricio Walerstein Valentín Trujillo, Orlando Urdaneta, Verónica Castro, Miguel Ángel Landa, Fernando Arriaga, Rafael Briceño Drama Film based in the novel Cuando quiero llorar no lloro by Miguel Otero Silva. Entered into the 8th Moscow International Film Festival
1974
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1975
La Quema de Judas Román Chalbaud Miguel Ángel Landa, Hilda Vera, Rafael Briceño Drama 9th Moscow International Film Festival Nominee: Grand Prize
1976
Soy un delincuente Clemente de la Cerda Special Jury Prize at 1977 Locarno International Film Festival.
1977
El Cine Soy Yo Luis Armando Roche Asdrúbal Meléndez, Juliet Berto, Alvaro Roche Drama Entered into the 10th Moscow International Film Festival
El Pez que Fuma Román Chalbaud Hilda Vera, Orlando Urdaneta, Miguel Ángel Landa Comedy / Drama
Los Tracaleros Alfredo Lugo Orlando Urdaneta, Elluz Peraza, Toco Gómez Comedy / Drama
1978
Carmen, La que contaba 16 años Román Chalbaud Mayra Alejandra, Miguel Ángel Landa, Carlos Márquez Drama
País Portátil Iván Feo Alejandra Pinedo, Héctor Duvauchelle, Iván Feo Fiction Film based in the novel of the same name by Adriano González León
1979
El rebaño de los ángeles Román Chalbaud Mary Soliani, Pilar Romero, Alicia Plaza Fiction
Travelling Companion Clemente de la Cerda Entered into the 11th Moscow International Film Festival

1980s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1980
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1981
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1982
Cangrejo Román Chalbaud Miguel Ángel Landa, América Alonso, Carlos Márquez Drama Based on the book Cuatro Crímenes: Cuatro Poderes, by Fermín Mármol León
1983
The House of Water Jacobo Penzo
1984
Cangrejo II Román Chalbaud Miguel Ángel Landa, Jean Carlo Simancas, Toco Gómez
Cóctel de camarones Alfredo Anzola Adriana Villalba, Alba Roversi, Alejandro Corona Comedy
Homicidio culposo César Bolívar Elba Escobar, Javier Vidal, Jean Carlos Simancas Drama
1985
Oriana Fina Torres Doris Wells, Maya Oloe Drama Won the Golden Camera Award at the 1985 Cannes Film Festival
Ratón de ferretería Román Chalbaud Miguel Ángel Landa, Jenny Noguera, Rafael Briceño
Más allá del silencio César Bolívar Maria Isabel Calderón, Julie Restifo, Ileanna Simancas
1986
Ifigenia Iván Feo María Alejandra Martín Marialejandra Martin, Adriano González León, Vilma Ramia Drama
1987
Macu, La Mujer del Policía Solveig Hoogesteijn Daniel Alvarado, María Luisa Mosquera, Ana Castell Drama
La oveja negra Román Chalbaud Eva Blanco, Arturo Calderón, Javier Zapata Drama
1988
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1989
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1990s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1990
Jericó Luis Alberto Lamata Cosme Cortázar Drama Goya Award Nominee: Best Spanish Language Foreign Film
1991
1992
Aire Libre Luis Armando Roche Roy Dupuis, Christian Vadim Drama
Golpes a mi Puerta Alejandro Saderman Verónica Oddó & Elba Escobar Drama Goya Award Nominee: Best Spanish Language Foreign Film
Desnudo con Naranjas Luis Alberto Lamata Lourdes Valera & Daniel Alvarado Drama Sochi International Film Festival Winner: Best Actor Daniel Alvarado
Sicario José Ramón Novoa Laureano Olivares, Gledys Ibarra, Pedro Lander Drama Tokyo International Film Festival Winner: Best Director & Best Supporting Actress
Santera Solveig Hoogesteijn Gledys Ibarra, Irma Salcedo Drama Gramado Film Festival Nominee - Latin Competition: Best Film
1993
Los Platos del Diablo Thaelman Urgelles Gustavo Rodríguez, Mimí Lazo, Marcela Walerstein Drama Film based in the novel of the same name, by Eduardo Liendo. 1995
1995
Mecánicas Celestes Fina Torres Ariadna Gil Comedy L.A. Outfest Winner: Grand Jury Award for Outstanding American Narrative Feature
Rosa de Francia César Bolívar Ninibeth Leal, Víctor Cámara Drama
1996
Tokyo-Paraguaipoa Leonardo Henríquez Adolfo Cubas, Eileen Abad, Kenji Sato Action / Drama
1997
Una Vida y Dos Mandados Alberto Arvelo John Márquez, Bernardino Angel Drama Montréal World Film Festival Nominee: Grand Prix des Amériques
Pandemonium: La Capital del Infierno Román Chalbaud Orlando Urdaneta, Amalia Pérez Díaz Drama San Sebastián International Film Festival Nominee: Golden Seashell Award
La Voz del Corazón Carlos Oteyza Henry Soto, Beatriz Valdez, Asdrúbal Meléndez Drama Gramado Film Festival Nominee: Best Film
1998
100 años de perdón Alejandro Saderman Orlando Urdaneta, Elluz Peraza, Mariano Álvarez, Daniel Lugo & Aroldo Betancourt Comedy Newport International Film Festival Nominee: Jury Award
Amaneció de Golpe Carlos Azpúrua Ruddy Rodríguez, Yanis Chimaras, Elba Escobar Drama Goya Award Nominee: Best Spanish Language Foreign Film
Piel Oscar Lucién Indhira Serrano, Gabriel Blanco, Juan Manuel Montesinos Drama Bogotá Film Festival Nominee: Best Film
1999
Huelepega: Ley de la Calle Elia Schneider José Gregorio Rivas, Pedro Lander, Adolfo Cubas Drama

2000s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
2000
Caracas Amor a Muerte Gustavo Balza Luis Fernández, Iván Tamayo Drama Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival Winner: Best Film
Manuela Sáenz Diego Rísquez Beatriz Valdés, Mariano Álvarez Drama
Borrón y Cuenta Nueva Henrique Lazo Mimí Lazo, Luis Fernández, Elba Escobar Comedy Cartagena Film Festival Nominee: Best Film
2001
2002
2003
Una casa con vista al mar Alberto Arvelo Imanol Arias, Leandro Arvelo Drama Miami Film Festival Winner: Best Director
Yotama se va volando Luis Armando Roche Edgar Ramírez, Beatriz Vásquez Drama Cartagena Film Festival Nominee: Best Film
2004
Punto y Raya Elias Schneider Roque Valero, Edgar Ramírez Action / Drama / Comedy Bogotá Film Festival Winner: Best Director
X-Ray of a Lie Wolfgang Schalk Documentary
Habana, Havana Alberto Arvelo Raúl Eguren, Israel Guerra Drama Cartagena Film Festival Nominee: Best Film
2005
Secuestro Express Jonathan Juakubowicz Mia Maestro, Jean Paul Leroux, Carlos Julio Molina, Ruben Blades, Niga Sibilino & Budu Drama British Independent Film Award Nominee: Best Foreign Film
1888, El Extraordinario Viaje de la Santa Isabel Alfredo Anzola Marco Villarubia, Elba Escobar Drama ANAC Awards: Best Art Direction & Best Cinematography
El Caracazo (film) Román Chalbaud Fernando Carrillo, Yanis Chimaras, Mimí Lazo, Francis Rueda Drama ANAC Awards: Best Supporting Actress (Beatriz Vásquez)
Maroa Solveig Hoogesteijn Tristán Ulloa, Yorlis Domínguez, Elba Escobar Drama Venezuela's Official Selection for the 79th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
2006
Francisco de Miranda Diego Rísquez Luis Fernández History / Drama
Tocar y Luchar Alberto Arvelo José Antonio Abreo, Gustavo Dudamel Documentary Miami Film Festival: Best Documentary
Elipsis Eduardo Arias-Nath Edgar Ramírez, Seu Jorge, Jean Paul Leroux Drama / Crime
Mi Vida por Sharon, ¿o qué te pasa a ti? Carlos Azpúrua Mimi Lazo, Carlos Mata, Vicente Tepedino Comedy
2007
13 Segundos Freddy Fadel Daniela Alvarado, Carmen Julia Álvarez, Nohely Arteaga Drama
Puras Joyitas César Oropeza Mario Cimarro, Miguel Ferrari, Erich Wildpret Action / Comedy
Una abuela virgen Olegario Barrera Daniela Alvarado, Antonio Delli, Marlene De Andrade, Iván Tamayo Comedy
Cyrano Fernandez Alberto Arvelo Edgar Ramirez, Pastor Oviedo, Jessika Grau Action / Romance Malaga Film Festival
Best Latin American Film
Postcards from Leningrad Mariana Rondon Laureano Olivares, Greisy Mena Drama / Tragicomedy Biarritz Film Festival Winner
Goya Awards: Best Spanish Language Foreign Film nominee
2008
Bloques Carlos Caridad, Alfredo Hueck Dimas González, Lourdes Valera, Nohely Arteaga Drama
The Color of Fame Alejandro Ballame Elaiza Gil, Alberto Alifa, Miguel Ferrari Drama
La Virgen Negra Ignacio Castillo Cotin Carmen Maura, Matheus Nachtergaele, Carolina Torres Comedy
A mi me gusta Ralph Kinnard Mónica Pasqualotto, Jonathan Ashford Romance / Comedy
2009
Libertador Morales Efterpi Charalambidis Rafael Gil, Alba Vallvé Comedy
Swing con son Rafael Marziano Tinoco Caridad Canelón, Billo Frómeta, Rafa Galindo, Alberto Naranjo, María Rivas Documentary / History / Musical
Venezzia Haik Gazarian Alfonso Herrera, Ruddy Rodríguez Drama
Zamora, tierra y hombres libres Román Chalbaud Alexander Solórzano, Eric Ekvall, Antonio Machuca Historical

2010s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
2010
Cheila: Una Casa Pa' Maita Eduardo Barberena Endry Cardeño, Violeta Alemán, José Manuel Suárez Drama Best Movie at the Mérida Film Festival
Habana Eva Fina Torres Prakriti Maduro, Juan Carlos García Comedy Best Movie at the New York Latino Film Festival
Hermano Marcel Rasquin Eliú Armas, Fernando Moreno Drama Best Movie at the Moscow Film Festival
Oscar Submission for Best Foreign Language Film
Taita Boves Luis Alberto Lamata Juvel Vielma, Daniela Alvarado, Gledys Ibarra Historical
La Hora Cero Diego Velasco Zapata 666, Amanda Key, Erich Wildpret, Nana Ponceleon, Albi de Abreu, Antonio Cuevas, Marisa Roman Action
El Chico que Miente Marite Ugas Iker Fernandez, Francisco Denis, Beatriz Vazquez, Gladys Prince, Aldrin Sterling Drama
2011
Reverón Diego Rísquez Luigi Sciamanna, Sheila Monterola, Luis Fernández, Prakriti Maduro Drama Best Movie at the Mérida Film Festival
2012
Breach in the Silence Luis Rodríguez, Andrés Rodríguez
Rock, Paper, Scissors Hernán Jabes Drama Best
2013
Bad Hair Mariana Rondón Beto Benites
The Liberator Alberto Arvelo
2014
Blue and Not So Pink Miguel Ferrari Guillermo García, Nacho Montes, (aka Ignacio Montes González),Hilda Abrahamz, Carolina Torres, Alexander Da Silva, Sócrates Serrano, Elba Escobar, Beatriz Valdés Drama Best Foreign Film in the Spanish Language at the 28th Goya Awards in 2014

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